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  1. OK, I'm very aware that maybe most of the designers and users of the awesome Affinity Designer are not into scientific posters, books or documents, but I'm a mathematician and I love the app myself, as much as I understand and use it. :) Hence, I got a small, but important feature request: a plugin/native support which would allow one to use the power of "local" LaTeX typesetting for symbols, fonts and other scientific notations. I am aware I could use the great LaTeXiT + drag & drop, but still, I envision my workflow as follows: When I have a complicated figure to draw, I fire up Affinity Designer and I draw, but for annotations and everything font or math symbol related, I'm not quite covered. I have installed some versions of the native LaTeX fonts (CMU) to use system-wide, but some are missing and still doesn't feel the same. So for symbols, equations etc. I would like to be able to input a LaTeX formula (delimited by the well-known dollar-signs) and Affinity would typeset it locally, using the fonts included in the LaTeX distribution installed on my Mac. What do you think? Honestly, I think that such a feature would be useful for all kinds of technical drawers, although they may use CAD-style apps. But you'll never know when you need a formula on your piece of art, right? :) Moreover, in perspective, I'm sure this would provide immensely useful for the future Publisher app, with inter-operability. Thank you for the support and the awesome apps!
  2. Hello all - I'm pretty excited about Publisher! I watched all of the tutorials Friday, and my first great act was to publish our Thanksgiving turkey recipe as an 11 page brochure. I attached it for fun. My next use case is to typeset an existing novel. I'm not asking for help (yet), but I do plan on documenting the steps here if thats ok. Here are the specs: 5.06" x 7.81", facing pages, no default master page. Section 1: Title, copyright, dedication, preface. Section 2: 128 pages of linked text frames, preceded by TOC Section 3: Afterword, plug for other novels, author bio First attempt: Made new doc per specs above (and saved as preset). Created master page, inserted headings, and facing page numbers Added text frame to first page. Copied body of manuscript into text frame Shift double clicked the link triangle, and presto 128 pages of facing page, correct inner/outer margins! That was cool, but somehow I ended up with "No Style", and it seems that I have missed the boat. Cannot crawl through all text boxes to specify body style. Second attempt: Made new doc per specs above from preset. Created master page, inserted headings, and facing page numbers. Added text frame to first page. Clicked inside frame and set paragraph style & changed font Copied body of manuscript into text frame. Shift double clicked the link triangle, and presto 128 pages of facing page, correct inner/outer margins It worked, and now I discover some interesting things. Text box was too close to the header text, so I lowered it on first page. This of course produced zero effect on subsequent frames. But then I discovered that if I delete all pages but the first, that I can make adjustments and Shift-double-click again to regenerate! Third attempt: Now add afterword and regenerate. Made new doc per specs above from preset. Created master page, inserted headings, and facing page numbers. Added text frame to first page. Clicked inside frame and set paragraph style & changed font Copied body of manuscript into text frame. Create two pages of after matter Shift double clicked the link triangle, and presto 128 pages of facing page, correct inner/outer margins Regeneration occurs, but the pages are after the after matter pages that I added. Gotta run now, but I'll do more later. BrinedMoistTurkey.pdf
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